What Are Collagen Peptides

October 08, 2018

What Are Collagen Peptides

Collagen Peptides. The word seems to be creating a bit of a buzz lately. But is it just a passing fad, or is there more to it than we think?  

OXNUTRITION Collagen Peptides are derived from one single source- pure, grass-fed bovine hide. Because of its unique way of processing, Collagen Peptides are much more easily absorbed by our bodies than other collagen food sources. This process is known as hydrolyzing, and it’s end result is a very small molecular structure thus making it easily absorbed and utilized.

Collagen Peptides, also known as bovine collagen, is comprised mainly of Types I and III collagen. This means that it plays a vital role in many different functions of the body and is a key component in the structure of our bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, hair, skin, nails, teeth, eyes, gut lining, and blood vessels. 

Collagen is a big deal

Did you know that it is the most abundant protein in our bodies?

However, as we age, our bodies begin to break down due to a loss of collagen. Our bodies lose 1-2% of collagen every year after the age of 25. That loss can add up quickly! Not to mention that we can speed up the loss of collagen through various factors including increased sugar intake, smoking, stress, poor diet, trauma, hydrogenated oils, hormonal changes, and more. 

Why is this significant? 

Loss of collagen reveals itself in various forms including achy or stiff joints, wrinkly, dry, or dull skin, brittle hair and nails, weak teeth, digestive problems, and more visible cellulite. We naturally attribute these symptoms as a normal part of aging. But does it have to be this way? What if there’s a way to age gracefully and continue living our lives or even live them with improved health and wellbeing?

It’s possible!

Through daily intake of Collagen Peptides, you can begin rebuilding the foundational structure of your body. Think of collagen as the glue that holds your entire body together. If that begins to break down and disappear, everything begins to crumble. Let’s walk through one quick example of how one of the 18 amino acids found in Collagen Peptides aids in key functions of the body.  

Glycine

Glycine is a non essential amino acid (which is an amino acid made by the human body) that plays a key role in inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmissions. It helps your body know when to sleep, and when to be awake.

When glycine is specifically taken before bedtime, it improves quality of sleep especially in those with insomniac tendencies. It also reduces daytime sleepiness followed by a poor night’s sleep. Glycine is also necessary for rebuilding RNA and DNA strands among its ability to heal and repair the gut lining. 

That's quite amazing!

And that's is just one of the amino acids found in Collagen Peptides! Packed with 21 grams of protein per serving and loaded with health benefits, its no wonder that this nutritional supplement powerhouse isn’t going anywhere fast. Consider it your new daily multivitamin!




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